Usage examples for mummification

  1. The importance attached to this aim was intimately associated with the development of the practice of mummification – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  2. The first service was that of mummification which necessitated numbers of workers for its accomplishment. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  3. This continual fixation of fashionable standards as moral ones is thus a prime explanation of each reformer's difficulty in making his moral standard the fashionable one, and also, when his doctrine has succeeded, of the loss of life and mummification of form which it so speedily undergoes. – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  4. But it was not merely in the acquisition of a knowledge of material facts that mummification exerted its influence. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  5. Even if the practice of mummification had exerted no other noteworthy effect in the history of the world, this fact alone would have given it a pre- eminent place. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  6. The result is to shut off the blood supply to the distal parts of the body, where the circulation is weakest, and thus to produce a mummification or dry gangrene of the extremities, as the ears, tail, feet, etc. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  7. Multitudes are buried in the river, the stream is a tomb, and the place of mummification is a canal. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  8. The next change is that of desiccation or mummification the cord becomes reddish- brown, then flattened and shrivelled, then translucent and of the colour of parchment, and falls off about the fifth day. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  9. On 23 February, 1915, I presented to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society an essay on the spread of certain customs and beliefs in ancient times under the title " On the Significance of the Geographical Distribution of the Practice of Mummification and in my Rylands Lecture two weeks later I summed up the general conclusions. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  10. This desiccation would pass for a kind of mummification – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  11. But in addition to stimulating the development of the first real architecture and the art of mummification other equally far- reaching results in the region of ideas and beliefs grew out of these practices. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  12. Another aspect of the influence of mummification I have already discussed, and do not intend to consider further in this lecture. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith